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Interpreter of Maladies

Jhumpa Lahiri

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Interpreter of Maladies | Story Summaries


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A Temporary Matter Shoba and Shukumar are a married Indian American couple living near Boston, Massachusetts. They are in their early- to m... Read More
When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine The setting is the Boston suburbs in 1971. The story's narrator is Lilia, the 10-year-old daughter of an Indian American... Read More
Interpreter of Maladies In the titular story of the collection, Mr. Kapasi, a middle-aged Indian tour guide, escorts Mr. and Mrs. Das and their ... Read More
A Real Durwan In an apartment building in Calcutta, the aging Boori Ma ekes out a livelihood as the durwan, or live-in doorkeeper/cust... Read More
Sexy Twenty-two-year-old Miranda and her slightly older friend Laxmi work in adjoining cubicles in the fundraising department... Read More
Mrs. Sen's Eliot is an 11-year-old boy whose mother must commute to a distant office to work. His mother therefore hires Mrs. Sen, ... Read More
This Blessed House Sanjeev and Twinkle are young newlyweds of Indian descent. They have recently moved into a house in Connecticut. Theirs ... Read More
The Treatment of Bibi Haldar Bibi Haldar, an Indian woman who is 29 years old, has suffered for the greater part of her life from a mysterious, epile... Read More
The Third and Final Continent The unnamed narrator tells the reader that he left India for England in 1964. After a few years in London, during which ... Read More
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